Newborn Photography

Discussion in 'People Photography' started by dab_20, Apr 13, 2010.

  1. dab_20

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    I've done baby shots, but never newborn. My cousin is asking me to do some nice shots of her baby when she is born this summer. I was just curious if you guys have any suggestions, or have found helpful sites or books about it? I especially would like any suggestions on how to position the baby.

    And also, in my signature I have a list of my lenses. Do any of you have a suggestion on which lens I should use? Just my shorter, basic lens?

    Thanks! I'm not experienced at all in the people area of photography, much less newborns.
     
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    Make sure location of your shoot is warm. I have done numerous newborn shoots and I've learned that a warm studio is ideal for newborns. Allow time for feeding because this also helps.
    Posing wise don't plan ahead too much, because babies tend to have their own plans in mind. Use a small pillow to prop them up and try to get as close as possible. Be alert and ready because facial gestures tend to flash by literally.
     

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